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By Michelle McNickle 11:56 am March 12, 2012
The risk of protected health information being breached has grown dramatically within the past few years, and to combat the threat, the HIPAA Security Rule was created to provide organizations guidelines to safeguard their electronic PHI. Mahmood Sher-Jan shares five best practices for HIPAA security.
By Diana Manos 11:32 am March 12, 2012
Officials at Emmi Solutions, a healthcare communication company, announced that its interactive patient engagement programs are now fully functional on smartphones and tablets.
By Bernie Monegain 11:14 am March 12, 2012
Walgreens said it will use Surescripts to deliver care to providers, first in the private sector and later this year to public health entities, with the goal of more coordinated care.
By Mike Miliard 10:45 am March 12, 2012
Passport Health Communications, which develops revenue cycle and patient access software, has purchased Hazlet, N.J.-based STAT Technologies. The deal, which brings enterprise scheduling to the firm's IT portfolio, helps improve its Passport eCare suite, officials say.
By Mary Mosquera 10:41 am March 12, 2012
Rather than developing a single statewide HIE, California has opted for offering services and grants to support its multiple models of exchanges.
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By Debra Alligood White 10:31 am March 12, 2012
Between the lines of the proposed rules is CMS' recognition that meaningful use will take 4 years, right alongside mention that much of the existing EHR technology does not support certain MU2 core and menu objectives, while goals in patient engagement, care coordination, public health reporting, and medication reconciliation through HIE remains...
By Bernie Monegain 09:40 am March 12, 2012
Walgreens will use Surescripts' Clinical Interoperability services to electronically deliver patient data directly to primary care providers. The intent, say Walgreens officials, is to improve the coordination of care.
By Laura Kolkman 09:28 am March 12, 2012
Once you've created the infrastructure to securely exchange health information, the question follows: Is that all?
By Eric Wicklund 04:01 pm March 09, 2012
The nation's largest state is taking a wait-and-see approach on standing up an HIX.
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By Bernie Monegain 02:55 pm March 09, 2012
The HHS chief technology officer, widely-viewed as a driver of change, takes over from Aneesh Chopra as assistant to President Obama and U.S. CTO.

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